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She loves wool
February 5 2018
December 14 2018
Project info
She loves wool
She Loves Wool Sweater by Wool and the Gang
Needles & yarn
US 4 - 3.5 mm

26sts and 32rows (actually 35 I think)=10cm
25sts and 33rows to 10cm

22.5sts and 30rows

23sts and 29rows

23.5sts and 32rows

Planning to make the smallest size, which should give a couple of inches of ease in the bust assuming I get gauge.

Planning to leave the white off the bottom of the body. Also planning to knit the raglan pieces longer to get more of a t-shirt neckline. I don’t like it when you can see the layer I am wearing underneath a sweater.

Need to measure some sweaters in my wardrobe to decide on lengths for the body and sleeve pieces (info about this in the WiP Wednesday blog post.

Think I will stick with a 3.5mm needle. According to my calculations if I knit size 1 my finished bust will be just over 38ins (zero ease.) Size 2 would be just over 41ins (3ins ease).

Tubular CO.
Decided to add some waist shaping, starting when piece measured 12cm. Think this was a good decision, especially as the back piece is wider than expected, even though my gauge should mean it is smaller than the schematic.

Making good progress on the back piece. All of the black stocking stitch is incredibly dull to knit so I’m looking forward to starting the colourwork.

Getting there with the back. Planning to knit to 38/39cm. Fingers crossed that’ll look good!

Started knitting the zigzags this week and it’s so much more fun!

I’ve cast on and started working the ribbing for the front. Trying to decide the best way to alter the neckline, but it’s trickier than normal as there are no modelled photos of this sweater.

Nearly finished the ribbing on the front. I really need to measure the back piece before I do too much more. I’m a bit concerned it might be too long.

I’ve finished the front ribbing but I’m having a crazy busy time at the moment and not finding any time to knit.

Making extremely slow progress on the front. Working on the decreases. Not feeling very inspired by this project at the moment.

Managed to knit a few rows over the weekend. I’m at a tricky portion of my Mermaid Humboldt sweater and it’s not ideal TV knitting, so I pulled this project out of hibernation. I have now done the waist increases so there is some mindless knitting to come before the altogether more challenging proposition of the neck.

Sometimes a boring project is just what you need for travel! I’ve nearly finished the black section of the front piece.

Been working on the first sleeve for the past week and it’s quite dull. Good plane knitting but craving some fair isle.

One ball of yarn down on my first sleeve.

Second sleeve started, first on hold. Think I will buy some more cables so that I can work on fair isle at home and sleeve on-the-go.

Finished the front piece on Saturday so I’m back to working on the first sleeve. A bit more stocking to go before I can begin the fair isle on the third piece.

I’ve finished the first sleeve so I sewed up the first side of the raglan. I am a little worried that the sweater seems tight under the armpit but hopefully I can fix that in blocking. Second sleeve is a couple of inches away from being long enough to begin the fair isle. Suddenly I can see the finish line with this sweater!

Body is sewn up and I’m happy with the fit. Sewing in ends now before picking up the neckline.

Picked up way fewer stitches for the neckline than indicated (mainly fewer from the front section and a few from the sleeves- did it in the way that seemed tidy and intuitive to me). Knit ribbing with a 3.25mm needle, did 12 or 14 rows and then folded.

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  • Project created: January 29, 2018
  • Finished: December 14, 2018
  • Updated: Yesterday
  • Progress updates: 6 updates